Luluk Purwanto
and The New Generation
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Luluk Purwanto & the New Generation.
Jazz Competition - Concert series

A non-profit tour dedicated to promote
and support Jazz in Indonesia.
Sponsored by Djarum Super MEZZO


The New Generation MEZZO Jazz Award
an award to identify and nurture talented young jazz musicians and to encourage them to follow their dreams.

From August 24th to September 11th, 2006 Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen Trio will perform 16 concerts in and around Jakarta. ( Jabotabek.) The concerts will take place at Universities and public areas.

During this tour, Luluk and Djarum Super Mezzo will present “the New Generation MEZZO Jazz Award”, an Award designed to encourage young musicians to keep the jazz tradition in Indonesia alive and through which young musicians can be given the opportunity to fulfil their talent and potential.  The Award is aimed at young professional musicians at the beginning of their careers and recognizes outstanding young musicians age 18 to 30.

The “New Generation tour” will certainly provide a wonderful forum for young musicians to showcase their talents.

Prior to the concerts of Luluk Purwanto and the Helsdingen Trio, a jazz combo of up to 5 Indonesian musicians will be invited to perform as an opening act. (A jazz combo is by definition
a small band of jazz musicians (instrumentalists and vocalists)) A maximum of 14 jazz combos will be selected during a pre-selection process. A committee of distinguished music professionals will be present at each of these performances. One day will be set aside for all participating combos to perform. These performances will also be judged. The Committee will select the award recipients based on the 2 performances. The winner will receive a cash price of Rp. 50.000.000,- . The winners of the New Generation MEZZO Jazz award will also be invited to perform as feautured Guest Star on the last day of the tour.

The tour is organized by Luluk Purwanto & René van Helsdingen.

Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen Trio
f e a t u r i n g:  Luluk Purwanto, violin/voice; René van Helsdingen, piano
Marcello Pellitteri, drums; Essiet Okon Essiet, bass

Because of the unique composition of the group, with Luluk regarded as one of Indonesia’s foremost jazz artists closely working together with International Jazz musicians, this program will be a true cultural exchange.  As such, the tour will serve to promote better relationships among different cultures, mutual understandings and world peace. The Stage Bus with Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen trio are an Internationally recognized jazz ensemble, dedicated to bringing their music to audiences around the world and continually breaking new ground for the acceptance and appreciation of improvised music.

A Cross Cultural promotion Tour.

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Alamat Sekretariat:
The New Generation Mezzo Jazz Award
Hotel Santika Jakarta, Jl. Aipda KS Tubun No. 7, Jakarta Barat 11410, Indonesia
e-mail:   hotline: 0813-81899279

Indonesian American Dutch Non Profit Cross Cultural promotion Tour
organized by Helsdingen Music BV


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